High School Advanced Academic Programs Chris Powell Education
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High School Advanced Academic Programs Chris Powell - Education Specialist, Advanced Academics
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AP/IB/DE Facts and Research ● FCPS pays for all AP/IB exams to reduce barriers for all students ● Honors courses are gateway courses to AP/IB courses in FCPS ● FCPS Students took a total of 37, 291 AP Exams and 8, 901 IB Exams in 2015 ● 69, 752 Students enrolled in Honors courses (Secondary) ● 15, 782 Students took AP exams, 3, 341 students took IB exams ● Of these students 5. 4% of all students tested were Black; 9. 1% Hispanic; 51. 4% White; 5% Other, and 21% Asian
AP/IB/DE Facts and Research ● “Dual enrollment students were 12% more likely to enter college within seven months of high school graduation than non-participating students. ” ● “Dual enrollment students were 11% more likely to persist through the second year of college than non-participating students. ” ● 1, 296 students in FCPS enrolled in Dual Enrollment courses during the 2015 -2016 school year. ● Students in FCPS enrolled in over 2, 500 courses during the past school year. ● 208 (16%) FCPS dual enrollment students made NOVA’s Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester.
Other facts and information… ● Students can register and take AP exams for classes that they are notenrolled ● Elementary and Middle School students regardless of their scores do not receive credit for AP exams for courses they are not enrolled. ● The College Board has FREE SAT preparation through Khan Academy ● https: //www. khanacademy. org/sat ● All MYP, IB DP and AP schools have coordinators ● AP schools have AP Testing coordinators and Academic coordinators ● 10 th and 11 th Students can apply for Summer Residential Governor’s School
Dual Enrollment College courses that are taught at high schools by FCPS teachers • Typically English 12 & US Government but also includes certain CTE courses throughout FCPS • Classes sponsored by NOVA are free • Opportunity to earn transferable college credit while in HS that will meet high school graduation requirements as well
How is Dual Enrollment in the high schools different than the other options for college credit? AP and IB ● Opportunity to receive college Dual Enrollment ● credit through a cumulative exam ● Receive college credit based on the school ● score and their college’s policies ● Weighted grades ● SCHEV - July 1 st, 2016 College courses taught in high Receive college credit based on their grade in the class ● Transferability to other colleges depend on their college’s policies • Grades of C or higher generally transfer ● Grades not weighted ● At no cost through NOVA
Best Practices - Academic Advising ● Review transcripts for specific course strengths through trends and patterns ● Match courses with students’ strengths and interests and postsecondary plans ● Analyze data- Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA), etc ● AP Potential ● Look at Young Scholars, AVID, and CPP students to ensure they are enrolled in rigorous classes ● Review Student Learning Plans ● Nurture potential and talent
IB Diploma Requirements 6 IB Exams • 4 HL and 2 SL, or 3 HL and 3 SL Most IB courses offered in two-year sequences Creativity, Action, and Service Project Theory of Knowledge - Critically examine different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language, and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical, and historical). Extended Essay - Requirement for students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying.
Dual Enrollment through NOVA DE students must apply to NOVA, meet college readiness standards and complete and submit a form in order to enroll in courses. • All steps are generally handled within the school. Students are NOVA students and establish a college transcript through NOVA Dual Enrollment classes can be used at NOVA or at many four-year colleges.
NOVA Dual Enrollment Locations in FCPS DE English 12 (ENG 111/112) • • Bryant Alternative Chantilly Falls Church FCPS Online Campus JEB Stuart Mount Vernon South Lakes West Potomac • • FCPS Online Campus West Springfield • South Lakes DE Government (PLS 211/212) DE World History Career and Technical Education Courses • • • • Annandale Bryant Chantilly Academy Edison Academy Fairfax Academy Falls Church Academy Hayfield Herndon Marshall Academy Mount Vernon Oakton Robinson West Potomac Academy West Potomac High School West Springfield
IB Classes ● Holistic Approach ● IB Diploma ● Must be enrolled in class to take test AP Classes ● College Prep ● College Credit ● Weighted Grades ● Recognized by Colleges ● Focused on learning 1 class’ content ● Can focus on strengths in choosing classes
International Baccalaureate College level classes offered at the following schools; - Annandale High School (MYP) Edison High School Lee High School Marshall High School Mount Vernon High School (MYP) Robinson Secondary School South Lakes High School (MYP) Stuart High School
Why Take AP Classes? ? ?
What is Advanced Placement? ? ? ● College-level classes offered at the high school level ● Run by College Board (makers of the SAT) ● Opportunity to earn college credit with a passing AP score • Tests are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 • Score of 3 is considered passing ● AP scholars ● One-stop shop
Why IB? ● Rigor with multiple forms of assessment with a focus on writing ● Holistic approach to better understand process of learning ● Opportunity to obtain college credit ● GPA